Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Saint Louis University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired John Woolschlager
Director
Center for Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability Yes
Building signage that highlights green building features No
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour Yes
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation Yes
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians Yes
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience No
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat No
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

The Department of Sustainability and Benchmarking website (greenbilliken.slu.edu) serves as a centralized sustainability hub for the campus community. The website features initiatives and programs implemented on campus along with events and news stories occurring in and around the campus. The website is regularly updated with new information and links to other departments and organizations on campus that focus on sustainability.

The Center for Sustainability (CFS) website features information about its Master's in Sustainability degree program as well as the Master's degree in Urban Planning and Development, which was added to the Center in July of 2012. The site is also a source for events, news feeds, and other items of interest relative to sustainability on campus and in the broader community.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Starting in 2014, the Green Billiken began releasing a monthly newsletter to subscribers, in order to centralize sustainability communication on-campus. The newsletter features events and activities that occurred over the last month and is a resource for individuals about upcoming events. In addition, the newsletter features tips about how to implement sustainability into individuals' daily lives.

Prior to the 2014-15 academic year, the sustainability committee of the Student Government Association (SGA), sent out a newsletter each months since Spring 2011. The SGA newsletter updated the student body on sustainability related activities and events going on at SLU and in the surrounding Saint Louis Area.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

The Green Billiken (Department of Sustainability and Benchmarking) utilizes Facebook and Twitter to engage students, faculty, and staff about activities and events occurring on campus. It is also utilized to publicize the sustainability efforts of other departments and organizations.

In addition, the Center for Sustainability also utilizes Facebook and Twitter to engage the campus community about the sustainability programs offered at SLU and to promote events occurring in and around campus.


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

In 2012, the Center for Sustainability launched the Sustainability Research Fund, which funds sustainability-focused research projects led by Saint Louis University Principal Investigators. The fund allows for and encourages the employment of student assistants. The Center for Sustainability will feature student research projects on the website and help them find and apply to conferences where they can present their research in poster sessions and/or presentations.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Facilities Services' Energy and Utilities Strategic Action Team is in the process of designing signage to highlight energy and utility strategies implemented in buildings around campus.

Currently, Facilities Planning & Construction includes sustainable features of projects online.
http://www.slu.edu/facilities-services-home/departments/facilities-planning-and-construction/featured-projects/center-for-global-citizenship


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Fresh Gatherings Cafe on the Medical School campus provides information on the benefits of sustainable food systems. The cafe procures produce from local farmers year round. Names of the farms and the produce that they sell to the cafe are listed on the daily menu.

The Universities new dining vendor, DineSLU, offers students the ability to view online menus for vegan, vegetarian and other healthier options. In addition, the DineSLU nutritionist is available on campus to help verify information. DineSLU also provides information on their website about what they are doing on campus to make dining more sustainable. (http://slu.campusdish.com/Sustainability.aspx).

Recently DineSLU announces the introduction of updated menu screens at some of the dining locations. These changes were made to increase the awareness about the menu options and clearly identify vegan, vegetarian and made without gluten items. These menu screens are a great visual representation of the menu options. For more specific nutrition information, go up to the station and look at the nutritional cards placed at each specific menu item. These cards provide more in-depth information on calories, fat, protein, sugar, sodium and more. For students following a gluten-free diet, look for the newly added Made-Without-Gluten station and little signs peppered throughout the other stations. (http://www.slu.edu/x100010.xml)


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

SLU maintains a green roof, a native garden, rain barrel sites, a teaching orchard, and community urban garden, and an ozone garden. All include signage labeling the site and providing additional information. In addition, the Department of Sustainability and Benchmarking is working with the Grounds Department to create signage to be placed on grounds when they are laying down the organic fertilizer from the University's on-campus composting site.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

In 2014, the Department of Sustainability and Benchmarking created a Campus Sustainability Map highlighting sustainability initiatives on campus. Some items included on the map are: Sustainability Offices, exterior recycling bins, water bottle filling stations, native gardens, shuttle stops, public transit stops, bike paths, and much more. The map, which includes all three Saint Louis campus locations, will be updated at least once a year to keep up to date with initiatives occurring on campus.

Campus Sustainability Map: http://www.slu.edu/Documents/facilities/Sustainability/Slu%20Sustainabilty%20Map.pdf


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:

Saint Louis University offers numerous options in traveling to and around campus.

A brief overview of transportation options available through SLU can be found on the alternative transportation website, including information about programs such as RideFinders, Metro, and TrailNet.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

The University provides a brochure on their alternative transportation website for students that provides information about bicycle/pedestrian safety provided by Bike St. Louis. In addition, the website provides a link to TrailNet which provides a resource for individuals to find the best routes in town as well as bicycle safety classes and resources.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

While there is no official guide for green living for students living on campus, the University supplies tips for individuals about how to 'green' their daily lives.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

While there is not regular coverage of sustainability on campus, both the Department of Sustainability and Benchmarking and the Center for Sustainability actively submit news stories to Newslink, the daily newsletter emailed to the campus community, about sustainability initiatives, events, and other activities occuring in and around campus.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:
A brief description of another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above (1st material):

Saint Louis University produces an annual Campus Sustainability report that highlights all the past year's sustainability efforts. Topics covered in the report include planning, academics, operations, engagement, and recognition. Written by the Department of Sustainability of Benchmarking, sustainability stories contributed to the report can be submitted by every department, student group, and/or individual to be included in the annual report.


The website URL for this material (1st material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
Yes

A brief description of this material (2nd material):

The University has created outreach materials, digitally available, about the recycling programs available on campus. These programs include: single-stream recycling, electronics recycling, toner cartridge recycling, battery recycling, and much more. Some of the outreach materials created include: recycling brochures and handouts, promotional magnets placed in all on-campus apartments, and informational door hangers for all campus residents.


The website URL for this material (2nd material):
Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
---

A brief description of this material (3rd material):
---

The website URL for this material (3rd material):
---

Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
---

A brief description of this material (4th material):
---

The website URL for this material (4th material):
---

Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
---

A brief description of this material (5th material):
---

The website URL for this material (5th material):
---

Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
---

A brief description of this material (6th material):
---

The website URL for this material (6th material):
---

Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
---

A brief description of this material (7th material):
---

The website URL for this material (7th material):
---

Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
---

A brief description of this material (8th material):
---

The website URL for this material (8th material):
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.